Truffle Fries
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Airfryer Truffle Fries [Whole30, Paleo, Vegan]

A shake does not come with these fries.

Truffle Fries

French Fries: simple to make, but dangerous because you may just become addicted.  These truffle fries only require a few ingredients and a few minutes in the airfryer. They are perfect with a hamburger, salad, or as a happy hour snack.  

The hardest part of this recipe is cutting the fries–unless you have a fancy food processor.  My best friend has this one and swears by it (says it can get a potato into french fries in 2 seconds), but I have not been able to bite the bullet and buy this luxury kitchen appliance.  Therefore, I use the old-fashioned method–a spouse.  My husband is my sous chef in the kitchen and is in charge of most things involving knives because I am pretty clumsy.  Cutting these into small matchsticks (about 2-3” long and about the width of a straw) works best, but you can cut any size you want (cooking times will vary).

To make these truffle fries, I used Napa Valley Vinegar Company Truffle Infused Oil, but use whatever truffle infused oil you like or prefer.  If you cannot find truffle infused oil, you can substitute olive oil or avocado oil.  

Due to the size of my airfryer, I make these truffle fries in batches (about four).  However, you may have a bigger airfryer, you maybe can fit more.  It is important that you only have the basket filled to about 2-3 french fries “deep.”  If you overfill it, they will not be able to cook evenly (and will take longer to cook).

Ingredients:

  • 5 small russet potatoes
  • 4 TBSP of truffle infused oil (substitute plain olive oil or avocado oil if needed)
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • Extra salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
truffle fries

Instructions:

  1. Cut potatoes into matchsticks
  2. In a bowl, toss french fries with oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. In batches as needed based on your airfryer size, cook in an airfryer at 390°F for 6 minutes.  Do not overload the airfryer.  You only want no more than 3 layers of fries in the basket at a time.
  4. After 6 minutes, run a spatula under the bottom of the basket to flip the fries.
  5. Cook for another 3-6 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Top with fresh rosemary and additional salt and pepper (if desired) after fries come out of the fryer (while still hot). 
  7. Repeat as needed until all fries are cooked.

Notes:

  • This recipe yields 6 servings.
  • You can add any other fresh herbs that you like on your french fries–parsley would be a great addition if you have it.  
  • To keep the fries warm while you cook the rest, take the fries out a minute or two early and stick on a baking sheet with parchment paper into a 200° oven to stay warm.
  • Serve with your favorite burgers or salad for a complete meal. 
  • While these do not need a dipping sauce, I do think they go great with my burger sauce.
  • While not necessary, if you want to make sure your fries crisp up nicely, pat dry with a paper towel before tossing with oil and seasonings.
  • While these are Paleo and Whole30 compliant, these can encourage eating without brakes.  If you find yourself mindlessly eating these during a Whole30, you may want to refrain from making them until you complete your Whole30.
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